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Boutinot releases entry-level Spanish wine pair for independents

Published:  17 July, 2015

Boutinot has worked with Spanish producer Bodegas Murviedro to produce a red and a white entry level wine aimed at the on-trade and independent retailers.

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Laithwaites wins top merchant award as all the 2015 IWC winners take a bow

Published:  16 July, 2015

Laithwiates has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane tonight.

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Supermarket promotions have 'potential to mislead' - CMA response to Which? complaint

Published:  16 July, 2015

The Competition & Markets Authority has found evidence that supermarket pricing and promotional practices "have the potential to confuse or mislead consumers".

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Budvar looks to drive tank beer in bar trade with aim of giving outlets a point of difference

Published:  16 July, 2015

Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar is calling on progressive bar owners to create a point of difference in their outlets by adding fresh tank beer to their repertoire.

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WSTA chief critical of Welsh government move to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol

Published:  16 July, 2015

The Welsh government has been condemned by a drinks industry leader for following Scotland's lead in outlining plans for minimum unit pricing.

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Grant puts Monkey Shoulder and Hendrick's into cocktail kits in link-up with Shaken

Published:  16 July, 2015

William Grant has teamed up with cocktail kit company Shaken Cocktails to produce signature serve boxes for its Monkey Shoulder whisky and Hendrick's gin brands.

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German wine promotion gives venues and stores Rieslings to be cheerful

Published:  16 July, 2015

Germany's favourite wine grape is in the spotlight with leading restaurants and retailers taking part in the 31 Days of German Riesling campaign.

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Last chance for shops to take part in Shop Rioja campaign and win £1,000 for new listings

Published:  16 July, 2015

Independent wine retailers have a last chance to enter the Shop Rioja campaign and win £1,000 towards new listings of the Spanish region's wines.

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Barefoot enjoys the parklife with summer push for Refresh wines

Published:  15 July, 2015

Gallo's Barefoot wine brand is to fire T-shirts at consumers from giant cannons as part of a summer marketing campaign.

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Green & Pleasant lands cider and golden ale to expand craft range

Published:  15 July, 2015

A craft beer brand sold at the Ritz in London is branching out into cider.

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Australian Vintage bottles Summertime with sparkling drink launch

Published:  15 July, 2015

Wine producer Australian Vintage has launched a range of fruit-flavoured sparkling drinks with a lower than normal abv.

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Margaret River's Domaine Naturaliste scores UK deal with Aussie Rules

Published:  15 July, 2015

Specialist Australian wine importer Aussie Rules is adding Margaret River producer Domaine Naturaliste to its portfolio.

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Ex-News of the World journalist to head WSTA communications

Published:  15 July, 2015

A former News of the World journalist, who was acquitted of criminal charges of paying sources for information, has been appointed as the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's head of communications.

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Forecast for the next six months at London's Borough Market: cloudy with a chance of Buckfast

Published:  15 July, 2015

Self-styled culinary researcher and contemporary food designer Bompas & Parr has created a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail which will go on display to the public in London at the end of this month.

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Grouse brings out new expression and updates main brand packaging

Published:  14 July, 2015

Famous Grouse is expanding its blended whisky range with the launch of a Mellow Gold expression.

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Sussex wine estate flying high after winning first BA listing for English still wine

Published:  14 July, 2015

A Sussex wine producer is celebrating after becoming the first to have a still wine listed by British Airways.

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Parker factor gives investment market a lift and promises 'high returns' - analyst report

Published:  14 July, 2015

A US investment analyst has suggested that a recent bounce back in market prices of fine wine has made it an attractive long-term proposition.

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Robinson to lead line-up at Pinot Noir conference in 'major coup' for New Zealand

Published:  14 July, 2015

New Zealand's wine industry is claiming a "major coup" after influential British wine writer and broadcaster Jancis Robinson MW agreed to appear at a big conference in the country.

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Tanqueray builds a gin garden in the middle of London's Quaglino's restaurant

Published:  14 July, 2015

Part of the famous Quaglino's restaurant in London's West End has been converted into a gin garden for guests to make their own cocktails in a promotion by Tanqueray.

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French producer Badet Clement puts together UK plans with Jigsaw

Published:  14 July, 2015

French wine producer Badet Clement is planning a major assault on the UK market after signing a deal with a new distribution company set up by the former off-trade sales director of Bibendum Wines.

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